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The sharp trap of hell in Indonesia

There are many markets or business opportunities that are still unseen or hidden from most people’s eyes.
Indonesian people, however, are very keen on seeing them.
Like an artisan coffee seller with bicycle, not long after that, there comes an herbal drink seller with bicycle.
Or the growing-to-be-famous online shop with unique stuffs.

But, there are some people who create the opportunity in the wrong way, like these people mentioned in this post.
Flat tire issues do not always happen, so these people are actually experiencing a great deficit.
So, what do they do? They scatter nails on the road or the street not far from their patch-up places.

The nails collected by officers from the street

The nails collected by an officer from the street

Try to drive in a 30 km/hours, and pay careful attention to the street.

If your vehicle got the nail, don’t panic and try to pull over after you are sure it’s safe, and take the nail. If you insist on driving, the tire can tear and become worse.

When you get your tire patched up, watch carefully because often they will sabotage your tire and make it worse. Thus, you have to pay more to change to a new tire with the price ranging from IDR 30.000 to IDR 45.000 ( $US 3 to 4,5).

The officers from a community once collected 300 kg worth of nails just in the area of Central Jakarta.
Some streets that are usually scattered in nail are the Daan Mogot, Hasyim Ashari, Medan Merdeka Utara, Senen market area, Pulogadung area, and Cawang area.

(See this video below about the nails scattered on the street to Soekarno Hatta airport)

Sure, it is great to be able to create the business opportunity which means more income or benefits. But doing it with this kind of act is really unacceptable, isn’t it?

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

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‘Jamu’, the ancient herbal drink in Indonesia

Traditional medicine has been seen only with one eye. Most people believe that doctor and hospital are more reliable. Well, that totally makes sense because the medical technology is already advanced and will keep improving.

Of course it is the same in Indonesia. BUT there are still many Indonesian people who believe in traditional medicine. Often, it is because they are forced since they don’t have enough money to cover the hospital expenses.

One of the most famous traditional medications from Indonesia is by drinking “jamu”Jamu is a traditional medicine from Indonesia that originated more than 1000 years ago. Usually, it is made from natural ingredients such as plants, roots or even leaves. However, several kinds of Jamu are also made from the parts of animal bodies. A lot of people have been consuming Jamu to help them to cure their diseases. Jamu is also believed to be able to enhance your beauty.

Various jamu

Various jamu

Usually, Jamu is sold by female hawkers that travel from place to place in big cities. It is usually served in the form of a drink that tastes sweet and bitter at the same time. You can also buy jamu in pharmacies since a lot of companies have started to produce Jamu. A lot of Indonesians love to consume it because there are stories about how jamu can cure severe diseases like cancer and diabetes, and also the fact that it’s made from natural ingredients, which is safer than chemical-based medicine, that makes it become so popular amongst the people.

After you hear all of those benefits you can get from consuming jamu, I am sure that you want to try it, right? However, you have to be careful since there are also fake jamu that are distributed by irresponsible people. There have been reports lately about fake jamu that are made from dangerous chemicals that contain harmful substances. These kinds of jamu will not make you become healthier. Instead, it can damage your body because of the harmful chemicals that are used in it. So, before you drink jamu,make sure that it is safe to consume.

Fake jamu factory

Fake jamu factory

(See this video to see how to make jamu)

Too bad that the jamu sellers cannot be seen that often anymore because of the globalization. People believe more and more in advanced medical technology and this makes the jamu business goes down drastically. Nowadays, they only appear in a suburban area. Though, it’s worth to visit a suburban area just to taste the unique flavor of jamu.

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

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